Recent Graduate: Dominic Mao, Ph.D., 2012

I am now a postdoctoral fellow in Matthew Meselson's lab in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University. I am studying the biology of aging. Specifically I will be testing the hypothesis that oxidative damage causes/controls aging using bdelloid rotifers as a model system. Bdelloid rotifers serve as a good model system for this purpose since they exhibit extreme resistance to ionizing radiation and protein oxidation induced by radiation.

Finally, I thought this picture from my time at UC would be appropriate (I did start my formal scientific training there, after all) - it is from the sampling trip in Yellowstone national park funded by WWB funds!!!

Thank you for all your help during my graduate school years!